I Went To The Dance (J’ai ètè Au Bal)

I WENT TO THE DANCE (J’AI ÉTÉ AU BAL) is the seminal film on the history of the foot-stomping, toe-tapping music of French Southwest Louisiana. The film features many Cajun and Zydeco greats, Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Canray Fontenont, Marc and Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, Boozoo Chavis and many more. Newly restored in 5K, I WENT TO THE DANCE (J’AI ÉTÉ AU BAL), celebrates the music of Southwest Louisiana. Blank & Strachwitz film brims with tender affection for its subjects, the vitality of their marvelous music, and a generosity of spirit.

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Running Time 84 mins

Genre Documentary, Music

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Barry Jean Ancelet
Alphonse Ardoin
Dewey Balfa
Rodney Balfa
Charles Barry

Directed by
Les Blank
Chris Strachwitz

Written by
Ann Savoy